The National Committee is seeking a Policy Advisor to advise our President/CEO and leadership on legislative and policy matters affecting the National Committee. Incumbent will participate in strategic planning, development of public policy and legislative goals for the National Committee and lobby members of Congress on behalf of the National Committee’s membership.
- Monitor and analyze legislation and proposed policy changes within the legislative and executive branches of the federal government which impact the membership of the National Committee, the organization’s agenda or internal operations; propose actions on policy positions for approval by the President/CEO of the National Committee
- Monitor announcements and actions of public interest organizations; propose and implement coalition or liaison activities with those organizations as appropriate
- Represent the organization and its legislative agenda before members of Congress, Congressional Leadership, Congressional staff, White House, Executive Branch officials and media; serves as one of the National Committee’s media spokespersons on Medicaid and other projects as assigned.
- Work with other departments to review internal and external communications to ensure accuracy and consistency with National Committee policy positions, endorsements and goals
- Coordinate with other staff on the administration of the NC’s leadership role in the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations
Bachelor’s degree in health policy, political science, public administration, public policy, economics or other liberal arts disciplines; registration as a federal government lobbyist required; minimum of seven years experience in policy development, political and legislative process or related experience. Expertise in public policy, particularly knowledge of Medicaid and long-term services and supports is required; working knowledge of Medicare, the Affordable Care Act and Social Security programs and their impact on the National Committee legislative agenda is desirable.
Excellent oral and written communication skills as evidenced by position papers, presentations, extemporaneous speaking and/or media interviews. Strong analytical skills required; experience with building and maintaining advocacy coalitions; ability to work effectively across departments to carry out the efforts of the Government Relations department.
This position offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits. Our office is conveniently located near Union Station in Washington, DC and accessible to several modes of public transportation. Qualified candidates may send cover letter, resume and general salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org.